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Masseter Botox

Botox For Jaw Slimming & Wide Jaw Reduction

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    1-2 Weeks | 4-6 Months

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    15-20 mins

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    Allergic Reactions, Bruises,
    Swelling, Asymmetry

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What is Masseter Botox Treatment?

Masseter Botox treatment helps with both aesthetic and medical issues. It can slim down a square, wide jawline, correct facial asymmetry, and alleviate jaw pain and aches. These symptoms are often related to bruxism, which involves teeth clenching and TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Disorders).

This is also known as jawline slimming botox as the masseter muscle is reduced in size and action. Moreover, Botox in the masseter muscle benefits facial structure by reshaping the transition from temples to jawlines and neck, enhancing the overall facial contour.

Where is the Masseter Muscle?

The masseter muscle in the jaw region is a critical facial muscle for chewing. It’s known for its feathered pattern and is the strongest muscle in the human body in size ratio, capable of exerting high pressures on the teeth.

What Is Masseter Hypertrophy?

Masseter hypertrophy occurs when the masseter muscle enlarges, typically due to excessive chewing or teeth grinding (bruxism). This enlargement can cause the jawline to appear more prominent and may result in discomfort from increased muscle tension.

Before and after photos of masseter Botox for bruxism, showing significant muscle reduction.
See the remarkable difference in the jawline angle and muscle size before and after masseter Botox treatment.

Jaw Slimming Botox

Jaw slimming botox often results in a square, pronounced jawline and can sometimes cause facial asymmetry. These changes can affect an individual’s appearance and self-confidence, leading many to seek treatments to achieve a more balanced facial contour.

How To Assess Your Masseter Muscle Size

Place your fingers on the jaw angle and clench your teeth to assess whether you have an enlarged masseter muscle. You should feel the muscle contract and become prominent.

The diagram below helps evaluate the masseter size by comparing the width of the lower face. The masseter muscle size is considered XL if the lower face appears more comprehensive than the upper face (the “inverted triangle of youth”).

Masseter Botox Dose Depends On The Size Of The Muscle

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Masseter Botox Before and After

Before and after images of Masseter Botox show an apparent reduction in the masseter muscle size. Jaw slimming botox relaxes the masseter muscle within two weeks, leading to a noticeable reduction in jaw size.

Masseter Botox For Jaw Slimming

Whether men or women, a slimmer, sleeker jawline can make a huge difference. Many Asian female clients greatly benefit from jaw-slimming Botox to achieve a V-shape look.

However, in men, a jawline that is a bit too squarish for their facial features can throw out the facial balance, which is undesirable.

Jawl Slimming Botox & Dual Benefits

Jawline Slimming Botox goes beyond merely enhancing facial aesthetics by slimming the jawline; it serves as a testament to the effectiveness of reducing the power and size of the masseter muscle.

Moreover, this muscle tension and volume reduction contributes to a more contoured jawline and facilitates overall face slimming.

The dual benefits of

  • decreased muscle strength
  • diminished size

underscore the multifaceted impact of this treatment, offering individuals a non-surgical solution to achieve a more harmonious facial silhouette while simultaneously alleviating symptoms related to muscle overactivity.

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Importance of Masseter Botox Treatment Dose & Price

£350 for both males and females per treatment

We provide a standard treatment price covering the maximum dose needed for effectiveness. Low doses may not provide adequate results, and high doses may cause side effects like jawline skin sagging.

Hence, our experience at CosmeDocs has led to a safe yet highly effective approach. Results appear from the second week and continue improving over time.

Benefits of Masseter Botox

Masseter Botox has the following impressive cosmetic as well as medical benefits for men and women:

Medical Concerns:
 Teeth grinding (severe bruxism)
 Reducing jaw pain & tension
 Headaches & facial pain
 TMJ symptoms
 Muscle tension dysphonia
 Dental damage

Cosmetic Concerns:
 Facial asymmetry
 Wide jaw reduction
 Aesthetic imbalance (Brachycephalic and dolichocephalic facies)

Masseter Botox Consultation & Procedure

Following a detailed consultation and facial evaluation at CosmeDocs, you might proceed with masseter Botox. This quick procedure uses ultra-fine, invisible needles and causes minimal discomfort.

Please note that the procedure for masseter Botox, whether for medical or cosmetic reasons, is nearly identical since the underlying cause it addresses is the same.

  • If necessary, the practitioner will sterilize the area before identifying the precise locations for injection. The dosage, tailored for each patient and individual side, is determined based on a thorough assessment by the physician.
  • You may experience a slight pinch or discomfort during the injection (typically 2-3 per side), but this feeling is usually short-lived. Whereas the treatment takes less than 60 seconds per side.
  • Following the procedure, post-treatment care instructions will be provided. These commonly advise against physical activities, including visits to steam rooms and saunas, for 24 hours. Comprehensive written details are given, and a complimentary follow-up appointment is scheduled to evaluate the treatment’s effectiveness.

Lastly, follow-up after two weeks is complimentary.

 

Related Botox Treatments

Bruxism (Teeth Grinding)

Calf Muscle Reduction

Shoulder & Neck Trigger Points

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does Botox masseter injections last?

Non-surgical jaw reduction and reshaping with Botox (botulinum toxin) is not permanent. The effects usually last between 3 to 4 months depending on the number of units injected during the procedure.
In general, large masseter muscles need three sessions the first year, two the second year, and then fewer for maintaining results.
Experts at CosmeDocs advise maintenance treatments two to three times a year, especially if it is difficult for you to manage facial pain and headaches due to teeth grinding.

Moreover, you must regularly schedule Botox injections 3 to 6 months apart if you want to keep the jaw-slimming effects by preventing your masseter muscle from returning to its original size.

How much does masseter Botox cost?

For jaw slimming and reshaping, masseter Botox cost UK is £350 per session for male as well as female patients. Moreover, the number of units of Botox injection is tailored for each patient since everyone is different.
Patients who desire more or persistent slimming effects may need to reschedule a follow-up treatment at CosmeDocs will ascertain your Botox face slimming cost. Doctors here will examine and assess the size of your masseter muscle to determine the number of sessions you require.

Am I the right candidate for jaw reduction Botox?

Patients with masseter hypertrophy often share habits like nighttime teeth grinding or excessive gum chewing, leading to an enlarged masseter muscle and a squarish jawline, particularly undesired in women. Jaw slimming Botox can be an effective solution for such cases. Additionally, ideal candidates for Masseter Botox include those seeking a more balanced facial profile, relief from jaw pain and tension, or treatment for severe bruxism (involuntary teeth grinding).

In such cases, jaw-slimming Botox may be a great solution for such patients. Other patients who are most suitable for Botox in masseter are those who:

  • Desire a more balanced and harmonised facial profile
  • Want to reduce jaw pain and tension
  • Need to address their involuntary teeth-grinding habit (severe bruxism)
  • Want to have a symmetrical jawline
  • Struggling with TMJ symptoms
  • Suffer from frequent spells of migraine and tension headaches

Is jaw Botox safe?

All the Botox treatments are generally safe, provided that you seek the professional services of a doctor or a cosmetic surgeon who is experienced and well-versed in relevant knowledge.

We ensure that the highest of the industry standards are met and that each patient leaves our clinic happy and satisfied.

However, there are certain side effects of the Botox treatment that you need to be aware of:

  • Slight pain or discomfort
  • Minor bruising, redness and swelling at the injection site
  • Some muscle weakness especially during chewing
  • Dizziness or headaches

You can minimise any discomfort, bruising at the injection site or swelling by gently applying ice pack to the treated areas. You can easily carry out your normal activities after your botulinum toxin injections.

The chances of side effects, such as a crooked smile or a lopsided smile, is less than 0.5%. Other side effects of Botox such as allergic reactions are very rare.

What if I do not like the results?

Masseter Botox naturally wears off within 4-6 months. If you’re not satisfied with the results, your jawline will gradually return to its previous shape. Although there is no instant reversal, our experienced staff at CosmeDocs London can confidently guide you in the right direction.

Our experts use a safe and effective approach, but it’s important to remember that it is temporary. However, we strongly advise waiting and assessing your feelings before considering additional treatments.

What is the aftercare for jawline botox?

Another reason to get jaw Botox from an experienced aesthetic practitioner or a cosmetic surgeon is the provision of aftercare guidelines to the patients. Experts at CosmeDocs advise you to follow the aftercare instructions for better results:

  • Avoid alcohol consumption for at least 3 days after the treatment
  • Do not indulge in any strenuous exercising or hot yoga following your procedure
  • Avoid rubbing or intense facial massages after the Masseter Botox London
  • Do not lie down immediately after your Botox injection to prevent the product from migrating to nearby areas.
  • Try to remain upright for at least 4-6 hours after the medical treatment.
  • Avoid indulging in any facial after Botox.
  • Lastly, stay away from sunbeds after Botox treatment and use an SPF 30 or higher.

Do you offer permanent jawline fillers?

Masseter muscle Botox involves slimming the shape of the outer jawline using Botox, a muscle relaxing injection. Relaxing the jaw muscles causes part of them to shrink.

We creatively weaken certain parts of the jaw muscle sculpting it chemically to enhance your face shape desirably.

In addition to achieving aesthetic results, patients can also expect significant relief from jaw pain and shoulder aches from masseter Botox.

What is the difference between Jaw Botox and Jawline Fillers?

Jaw Botox (botulinum toxin) and Jawline Fillers are non-surgical injectable treatments to enhance your facial profile. The procedures are carried out by an experienced doctor at CosmeDocs after a thorough facial assessment of the patient.

Jaw Botox injection is meant to relax the overactive muscles involved in chewing (masseter hypertrophy). It helps to shrink the size of the jaw muscle, also known as masseter muscle hypertrophy, in a few weeks without any surgery.

On the other hand, Jaw Fillers help restore the volume along the jawline where contour and definition have been lost due to age. Many young patients, too, prefer jawline fillers to soften a square appearance and get a non-invasive chiseled facelift in minutes.

Usually, men and women can benefit from both aesthetic treatments at the same time if they desire to instantly improve their facial balance. However, a detailed consultation is crucial before signing up for Botox treatment and nonsurgical jaw enhancement.

Will I have problems speaking and chewing my food after jaw botox injections?

In a word, no. The non-surgical jaw reduction treatment partially relaxes your masseter muscles, causing them to be less active. As a result, your bulky chewing muscle shrinks (masseter muscle hypertrophy) in just a few weeks. However, after chewing, you may experience slight fatigue around the muscle area, but this is merely a momentary event that will subside, usually within a week.

To conclude, a masseter Botox injection will not affect your speech or eating activity in any way. On the other hand, your unbearable jaw pain is significantly relieved.

Does Jawline Botox Hurt?

Botox in masseter is not all painful for the most patients. The reason behind this is that at CosmeDocs, experts usually use a skin numbing agent before injecting Botox (botulinum toxin) to avoid any possible discomfort.

Moreover, we use very tiny needle during the procedure to minimise any painful experience.
Many patients report a mere pinch or prick during the Botox injections and feel slight soreness immediately after the procedure. Nevertheless, that sensation usually goes away on its own with or without icing the treated areas.

Why CosmeDocs?

CosmeDocs is a renowned name in the cosmetics industry. Our Harley Street (London) clinics are well-equipped and have modern practices. CosmeDocs is also a well-known trainer to physicians from around the globe.

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